The Fallacy Detective
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Easy to Use, Engaging to Boot
The Fallacy Detective is self-teaching, meaning no other resources are needed, but it is intended for children and parents to use together. It deals primarily with misleading notions. This is the most practical segment in the study of logic. Abundantly easy to use, and engaging to boot, we read The Fallacy Detective aloud as a family and enjoyed some friendly competition as we raced to answer the questions orally.
Although the authors recommend this book for older children, Pearl was eight when we started it and we did not feel any of the topics were inappropriate - heartbreaking perhaps, but not improper. Your family may differ, so we urge you to stay one chapter ahead if you are using this book with younger children.
Even Reluctant Scholars Enjoy Learning About Fallacies
By using short chapters, clear examples, a touch of humor, and interesting exercises, even reluctant scholars will enjoy learning how to identify fallacies. A full answer key is included at the back of the book.
A Decidedly Christian Perspective
Presented from a decidedly Christian perspective, The Fallacy Detective contains examples that concern conservative families, like abortion and politics. The practice and terminology will lay a great foundation for all other logic study. 214 pages.
2009 Edition: More Fallacies, More Cartoons
Author: Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn
Copyright: 2002, 2009
Publisher: Christian Logic
Made In: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
First Place in the Logic category of the 2012 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards
Finalist in ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Book of the Year Awards in the Philosophy category
review by Big Family Blessings
”I am super pleased with this book. It’s a fun way to start the study of logic with the added bonus of being budget friendly.”Read the Review
review by Chocolate Covered Boy Joy
”The Fallacy Detective is a must have to develop critical thinking skills in a fun way.”Read the Review
review by So Every Day
”I want my kids to grow up as thinkers, good communicators, reasonably logical humans. Books like these help facilitate that growth, I believe.”Read the Review
Our family has really enjoyed this book. The children point out fallacy in commercials, shows and even in sibling disagreements.
We’ve done a few of these lessons. Some wording wasn’t understandable for my child, but has some great lessons.
Great product to help students understand people's arguments and how to recognize poor arguments. I enjoy reading this book with my children.
These are great for read alouds with older kids. Then we discuss it and explain our points of views. We get into some great discussions!
This is a great resource. Really helps to get the student thinking beyond just what is said. I enjoyed reading this and implementing it in our homeschooling adventure.